The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet - Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

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The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet -
Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

Released: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Simon and Schuster AUS
SynopsisThere is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie's life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters;beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets and for Lizzie's viewers. Suddenly Lizzie who always considered herself a fairly normal young woman was a public figure. But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary.

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What I Thought: When life hands you any sort of Pride and Prejudice remake, sequel or any of version of the sort, you have to grab on to this opportunity with both hands. Especially when it is as amazing as the Lizzie Bennet Diaries web series was. And then Bernie Su gave us the Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet - an even further insiders look into Lizzie Bennets life while she was filming - and it is FRICKING INCREDIBLE.

I kid you not, fellow readers, this book is just what any Austen/Lizzie Bennet fan needs to satisfy their hunger for more. It follows along side the videos, but gives us a different perspective to what is going on - no, it doesn't just repeat everything that happened and was said in the videos - this gives us Lizzie Bennets complete inner-most thoughts. It is a fantastic accompaniment to the web series, and yet it would be great as a stand alone book too! (Although there are plenty of references to the web series so you'd probably end up having to watch them any way!)

If you have watched the series, love Austen and P&P then this is your next favourite read, guaranteed! It's certainly become mine!

The Good: If, like me, you were left wanting more Darcy and Lizzie and have already rewatched the series more times than you can count, then this will be perfect for you - plus it's a modern version of P&P for those who don't want to read that (but why?).

The Bad: Make it longer, and extremely detailed, with pictures and and and and make it never end okay.


Mad Claire

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

1 comment:

  1. This book looks really great, I love the cover and it sounds good too!


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